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Senior Lecturer - Water and Environmental Engineering
Name: Sophia Rwanga
Location: B1 Lab 217, Civil Engineering Science, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Contact Details:
Tel: 011 559 3228


About Dr Sophia Rwanga

Qualifications: DTech Civil Engineering (TUT), MSc (Aberdeen), BSc (Environmental Engineering, UD)

Professional Membership: Candidate Technologist (ECSA), SAICE

Additional Departmental Role (s): Member of Water Research Group

Area of Specialisation: Water and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Water resource Engineering (Surface and Groundwater),
  • Groundwater modelling,
  • Air pollution,
  • Geospatial Information Technology,
  • Remote Sensing,
  • Modelling with Modflow, Farsite, WetSpass,
  • Climate change,
  • Water and wastewater quality,
  • solid waste management.

Publication Profiles: Google Scholar


Dr. Rwanga obtained her Doctorate in Civil Engineering at Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa), MSc at Aberdeen University (Scotland), and BSc at the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). She is a senior lecturer in Civil Engineering Science. She has expert knowledge in water resource engineering (surface and groundwater), Environmental engineering, and air and land pollution. She worked in the industry for several years before joining the academy. She has taught various courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is a supervisor and supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has been an external examiner for various Universities in South Africa.

She has published widely in reputable academic journals and presented many conference papers worldwide. She is a reviewer of various international journals. She has worked on projects with the Centre of Renewable Energy and Water (CREW) and the LGSETA project. Dr. Rwanga is an active researcher in different areas of Civil Engineering (Water and environment-related research). She is expertise in working with different software (e.g., GIS, Erdas Imagine) and models (WetSpass, Farsite, and MODFLOW). She is currently involved in different research using the Internet of Things (IoT) application.